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Drive is launched

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Google launched Google Drive, the long-awaited storage and collaboration platform. To compete with the likes of Dropbox and Box, Drive in its earliest iteration allowed Apps users to create, share, collaborate and store in the cloud at no additional cost. At launch, Drive gave users the ability to: Create native Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Drawings Easily share, comment and reply on native and uploaded files like PDFs, images and videos Access files locally with desktop … Read more

How Google is Disrupting the Enterprise (Again) with Hangouts


When Google launched Talk in 2005, the company changed the way many of us communicate. The downloadable application allowed users to instant message quickly and easily. Definitely not revolutionary technology (long before Talk I was an early adopter of AOL’s AIM service), but still the application introduced millions to another Google product and paved the way for the company’s unified communications platform. In 2006, Google rolled Talk into Gmail, making the application an integral and beloved aspect of the mail … Read more

These 9 Cloud Applications Help BetterCloud Deliver Unmatched Customer Service

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Two years ago we launched FlashPanel in the Google Apps Marketplace and just eight months prior, we founded BetterCloud. Over the past two-and-a-half years, we’ve grown to a team of 75 and have built a customer base of more than 40,000 organizations spread across the globe. Throughout this rapid growth, we’ve never lost sight of our mission – always put the customer first. To thank our customers and emphasize this mission going forward, blog content over the next month will … Read more

How to Roll Out Google Drive: 9 Simple Steps


Last year, I wrote a post detailing how to best optimize your roll out of Google Apps following data migration from your legacy provider. The post detailed three key phases: setting yourself up for long-term success, ongoing management & optimization and mini-projects & feature rollouts. Today, we’ll focus specifically on this last phase as it relates to Google Drive – Google’s collaboration and storage application. Just last week, during Google I/O, Google announced huge updates to Google Drive making it … Read more

LIVE FROM GOOGLE I/O: Unlimited Google Drive Storage, Apps Unlimited Appears in the Admin Console


Taylor Gould, BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing, is reporting live from Google I/O, Google’s annual Developer Conference. Stay up to date with the latest Google I/O news here. Today, during the Google I/O keynote, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP Android, Chrome and Apps, announced huge upgrades for Google Apps customers, namely unlimited Drive storage for $10 per user per month or $120 per user per year. This unlimited storage is billed by Google as Google Drive for Work or Google Apps Unlimited … Read more

3 Reasons Why Google Apps is the Only SSO Solution You’ll Ever Need


In his article appearing in Forbes this past Monday, Ben Kepes, a noted cloud evangelist, writes about the dangers of ever-expanding cloud application ecosystems. Kepes notes that while very specific applications can give organizations just the functionality they’re looking for, too many applications in use by one organization can lead to confusion and a lack of IT security. Kepes goes on to say that each application used by an organization requires a different login and password, has a different interface … Read more

4 Reasons Why Cloud IT Application Management Will Produce the Next Billion Dollar Company

Collectively,, Workday, Google Apps and Zendesk service tens of millions of business users around the world. These once-obscure solutions are now mainstream and together, with other mature SaaS companies, have prompted countless businesses to ditch traditional on-premises systems in favor of leaner, ever-evolving, more intuitive cloud solutions. Though businesses around the world have embraced the cloud, incumbent on-premises IT management players (those servicing and securing larger enterprise platforms) like CA, BMC, Quest (Dell) and IBM have made only half-hearted … Read more

Introducing the All New BetterCloud Blog, Your Go-to Resource for the Google Apps Ecosystem


Today, I’m very proud and excited to introduce the all-new BetterCloud Blog. Rebuilt from the ground up, the new BetterCloud Blog features content from our industry-leading publications – BetterCloud, FlashPanel and Google Gooru. The all new blog is now your one-stop-shop for Google Apps product and ecosystem news, feature updates, events, best practices and cloud thought leadership from both BetterCloud’s team and industry experts around the world. Since BetterCloud’s founding, it’s been our mission to provide cutting-edge, thought leadership for … Read more

The Significance of Google’s Technology Partner Program


At the second annual Global Partner Summit this past March, Google announced a new partner track for independent software vendors. Today, I’m pleased to announce that BetterCloud is among the inaugural class of Premier Technology Partners as selected by Google. As one of the very first Premier Technology Partners, BetterCloud joins an elite group of market-leading software vendors building applications specifically integrated with the Google Apps platform. While this new distinction is indeed an honor for BetterCloud and speaks to the … Read more